Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Clean and simple challenge

Hi stampers!  It's Tuesday which means it's time for a new challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  The challenge this week is to make a clean and simple card.


 I really like CAS cards but I find that making them is often a challenge for me....I tend to think that more is more on a card and just keep heaping things on:-)  BUT often times, less really can be more and CAS cards can be stunning!  I have to remember to keep that in mind while I'm stamping!  This is the reason I love challenges though, they push me out of my comfort zone and then it's easier for me to come up with something pretty, like this:


Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Falling leaves, woodgrain
Paper:  Lucky limeade, very vanilla, rich razzleberry
Ink:  Lucky limeade, rich razzleberry, pumpkin pie
Accessories:  circle punch, dotted scallop border punch

I used a color combo for this card that I used last week and really liked for fall.  Normally, I like softer combos for autumn but I really liked this one, it's fun.  I think it also works well since the card design is so simple the colors can be a bit more bold without being overwhelming!  I also used a card I made with this same set a few weeks back as inspiration too.  This one is just a bit more simple.  I didn't even need a sentiment since one of the leaves already says "grateful". 

Now click on over and see what else the DT came up with and then play along and make a CAS card!

5 comments:

  1. I love it, Mindy! I've fallen back in love with my Falling Leaves set this week. It's wonderful; I love how you paired it with the woodgrain too!

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  2. Love the colors! So fresh and very fall. Love it! Love the wood grain background. It adds so much. Perfect!

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  3. I {heart} green, so of course I am in love with this card. Lvve the bright colors-so perfect for fall.

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  4. Great card! Love the colors and the simple layout. Even though it is simple it really pops!

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  5. Mindy, this is CAS perfection! I love the Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie color combo! YUM! That woodgrain backgrond really adds so much, too. I think I need to break down and buy that lttle bugger. This is such a fabulous card, Mindy! Love every bit f it ! Hugs! :)

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